Trinity’s Department of Biology engages and supports students in a dynamic learning environment that promotes a broad, integrated, and interdisciplinary understanding of biological systems. We value and mentor students as colleagues in inquiry, blurring the lines between scholarship and teaching.
Areas of Study
Why Study Biology at Trinity?
Biology at Trinity provides a broad introduction to the biological sciences and an opportunity for study and research at an advanced level. Biology courses employ hands-on, experiential learning, both in the laboratory and in the field. Students have access to numerous undergraduate research opportunities, work side-by-side with faculty members on intensive research projects, and present their findings at conferences and publish them in leading academic journals.
Biology professor David Ribble discusses the unique aspects to the biology major and interdisciplinary programs at Trinity.
Biology at Trinity provides a broad introduction to the biological sciences and an opportunity for study and research at an advanced level.
Biology courses are also integrated into several interdisciplinary programs.
The department supports a variety of interdisciplinary programs and encourages joint student-faculty research projects.
Controlling the Novel Coronavirus
Biology professor offers his expert take on controlling COVID-19
Jon Dougherty, Ph.D., is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Biology who specializes in molecular virology and microbiology. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the National Institutes of Health, where he worked in BSL-4 conditions on highly pathogenic viruses.